Dublin (Ohio) Jerome wide receiver Cameron Wilson received his first scholarship offer of the recruiting process earlier this winter from Boston College. This past weekend, the 6-2, 180-pound Wilson made his first ever trip to the Eagles' campus.
"I just went to a Junior Day at Boston College this past weekend," Wilson reported. "I was really impressed. It's a pretty school and a good location. I have never been to Boston before, so it was nice to see everything at the school and in the city."
Boston College had informed Wilson's head coach that they were offering before Christmas, and Wilson confirmed with assistant coach Ben Sirmans shortly after the New Year. Coaches from other programs were through his school in the month of January, showing their interest.
"I haven't gotten any offers since, but a few coaches have come in, including Indiana and Michigan State," Wilson said. "I've been communicating with [coaches] over Facebook and email. Coach Tressel from Michigan State came to my basketball practice, but I didn't get to talk with him in person. I emailed him and told him I saw him."
Last weekend's trip to Boston College was not Wilson's first unofficial of the process, and it will not be his last. He attended several college games last fall and is looking forward to seeing more campuses later this winter and spring.
"During the season I went to game at Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Cincinnati," Wilson said. "I loved the Ohio State game. It was the first game of the year and the environment was electric.
"I haven't really planned anymore [junior days], but I really want to see Michigan State, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Cincinnati as well."
Wilson was extremely productive as a junior, recording 77 receptions for 1,079 yards and eight total touchdowns. His efforts earned him second team all-state honors as well as first team all-conference and all-district accolades. Wilson will likely stay at receiver in college, but his size and skill set could also translate well to defense.
"Most teams say they are looking at me for receiver, but they say there's also potential that I could play somewhere on the defensive side as well," Wilson said.